Posted by: Loren Coleman on April 24th, 2007
The date of April 24th is upon us. Celebrate with me the release of my book today! I’m over at Lake Champlain, hunting Champ animals with a Nippon TV crew, but I’ve left this message to be posted here.
I’ll mention again how much help you can be to my book and, yes, so many other authors trying to convince publishers this is a cool subject, by buying the 2007 edition of Mysterious America: The Ultimate Guide to the Nation’s Weirdest Wonders, Strangest Spots, and Creepiest Creatures on April 24th!
Why should we let only, for example, the diet books, graphic true crime texts, sports confession tomes, and political autobio purge volumes become the quick bestsellers? It’s time a concentrated effort be made for a Fortean book, a cryptozoologically-oriented examination of America to reach for the top. But it will only happen with the help of lots of friends, fans (old and news), and crossover folks – you. Help me make a statement with how popular our books can be.
Look, the way I figure it, you’ll want this book someday. Why not buy it today? Just put Mysterious America on your list of “things to do” for April 24.
A concentrated buying spree on one date – in this case, the release date, April 24th – goes far in assisting book stores, libraries, and online booksellers to see here is a book with general and widespread interest, indeed, a book which they should choose to order and stock.
Through your immediate purchases on this specific day, this classic book will zoom up the bestsellers lists and it will help other authors of Fortean and cryptozoology books convince future publishers and book merchants that these kinds of nonfiction works are wanted and bought by the public. In the end, you, the readers win because a greater diversity of books and authors are produced in the same genre, cryptozoology and forteana.
So, please, do your part and buy a year’s worth of book gifts for friends and family, purchase one for your local library, and get your own personal copy of Mysterious America on April 24th!
Of course, if you think you’ll be busy on the 24th, just put in an order as soon as you can. That will help too, in terms of the staying power this week to the launch. If you can’t buy it until after that date, it will assist to show the book has legs immediately.
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.